Recently, we learned a new word. We love it because: a) we never knew a word existed to describe this activity, and b) it just sounds funny.
The word is filking.
Filking means re-writing the lyrics to a song, with your own twist. For the holidays, we decided to try our hand at filking with some traditional carols — adapted for children’s book lovers!
Today, we present to you… “Jingle Bells” from the perspective of Greg Heffley, the star of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series:
(PS – If you’re on the go — or busy figuring out how to score some free hot cocoa — just download the audio.)
Hope we didn’t kill your eardrums with Karen’s singing voice! You have two days to recover, and then check back here at Kidsmomo for another attempt at kidlit Christmas carol filking. (HA HA HA. Filking. That sounds funny…)
— Happy holidays from Karen and Nancy!
Thank you to Cameron Lui for arranging and performing the instrumentals!